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LIBRARY NEWS: Lake Placid Public Library in Phase 2 of reopening

The Lake Placid Public Library is located at 2471 Main St. (News photo — Andy Flynn)

Welcome back. We have missed you. The Lake Placid Public Library is now transitioning through the first phases of our reopening plan.

The library’s priority is the safety and well-being of staff, patrons, visitors and the whole community.

The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

We are now into Phase 2 of our reopening plan (estimated dates June 1 to 26), which includes:

¯ Limited days and hours. The facility is closed to the public, however staff will provide curbside service. Any requests can be made by calling the library at 518-523-3200, or emailing www.lakeplacidlibrary.org.

If all goes well, we will move on to Phase 3 of our plan (estimated dates June 29-July 24) which includes: ¯ Limited hours, facilities open to public for check-out and selection of Lake Placid materials only. No computers, loitering, meetings or programs. Social distancing and masks required, please.

The library has been planning for a much needed new roof for this spring. However, with the New York State on PAUSE and recent weather, the project has been delayed. It may be well into June before the project can begin and continue into July. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We are excited at all the new book arrivals we have been filling the shelves with. I am going to share a few of our favorites. The online catalog should have all new listings shortly.

In the children’s room new listings include, “I Love My Grandma,” “In My Garden,” “Jacky Ha Ha (Graphic Novel),” “Fire truck vs Dragon” and many more fun exciting books for all children.

The Juvenile section has new additions including, “Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes,” “Dragon slayer,” “At Last, Jedi,” “The Elephant’s Girl” and some wonderful non-fiction titles like, “Big Ideas That Changed the World Machine” and “Next President, the Unexpected Beginnings.”

The upstairs fiction and non-fiction section is abound with many new arrivals for everyone to enjoy. Among many of the new non-fiction must reads are, “Capital and Ideology” by Thomas Piketty and “I want To Know We’re Still Here” by Esther Safran Foer. The fiction new arrival shelf is full of books like “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Clive Cussler, “Trace Elements” by Donna Leon, “Revenge” by James Patterson, “Devoted” by Dean Koontz, “Jerusalem Assassin” by Joel Rosenberg, “Revolver Road” by Christi Daugherty, “Sea Glass Cottage” by Reanne Thayne and “Red Lotus” by Christoh Bhojalian.

We hope to hear from all our friends and patrons. Give us a call, and we will help with your selections.